Very good points.
Leeds, Spurs and Liverpool took us on in a pure football contest.
Hodgson and Allardyce set up to kill the game and try to nick a result.
Without the ££££ quality of ManC (and Liverpool of recent seasons), it’s incredibly hard to break down ten men with clear openings. I remember Carvalhal boasting about it post match when his doomed Swansea team beat Liverpool in January 2018 "I said to my players that Liverpool were a top team, they are really strong, but they are a Formula 1 car. If you put a Formula 1 car in London in traffic, the Formula 1 car will not run very fast," His ten man defence chiselled out a 1-0 win.
I know this has been said a thousand times, but Hodgson and Allardyce only got those results, due to almost unimaginable levels of fortune.
On the other side of it, yes I know we played well against Liverpool, but they had good enough chances to at least draw, Salah missed a couple of chances he would normally bury.
In the same vein any team who sets up like that against City whilst they're in rampant form, they might get something, but play the game out 10 times, they'll lose 9
Yes. So why do you not think the players use it!?
PS: is there a reason you mods are ignoring my requests for post deletions and account deletion?
I didn't say that. I asked if the first thing Maupay did after a game was ask about his xGf
EVEN GRAHAM POTTER DOES NOT SEE MUCH USE IN XG. IT'S BEEN ALL OVER THE SITE ALL WEEK. AND NO ONE WOULD KNOW WHAT MAUPAY'S PERSONAL XGF WAS WHEN PEOPLE ARE PILING IN TO THE DRESSING ROOM TO CELEBRATE A WIN OR, IN OUR CASE, YET ANOTHER DEEPLY DISAPPOINTING AND FRUSTRATING NON WIN AT HOME
If you don't want to use the site don't use it. If you do, engage properly, instead of merely reporting posts and having a sign off that a trainee social worker would think twice before using.
As he comes off the pitch, he probably gets told 'you missed a hatful again then' - which is pretty much the same thing!
Hence I said not as facetiously as you said. I would be surprised if one of the first things they do after recovery work from the game is look at their performance and stats. So, yes, I disagree with you.
Also: I have explained this before. Simple going away does not stop me being associated with the abuse and vile posts on here. I report posts that are abusive and wrong. Isn't that what the report function is for? FFS you all keep saying if I think it's bad report it, now you say don't. Which is it!?
People go on about xGf because its an obvious thing to see. At the begining of the season our xga was lower than the goals we conceded. We sorted that out by putting Sannchez in goal. We cant sort out our goal scoring until the summer, so we should be looking at ways to counter that problem.
People who go on about how important stats are seem to ignore 1stat that is as easy to see as xg. That is 6 of our last 8 wins (since we come back from covid) we have had less possesion than the opposition. If people really cared what the stats say then this would be spoken about as much as xg.
As I demonstrated earlier, that possession stat is an anomaly. We actually scored more goals in the games when we dominated possession. By reducing our possession we would potentially reduce our goals scored which is not a sensible stratergy, regardless of past performance.
Stating the obvious, We just need to put away the chances we create.
I don't care about how many people are banging on about only 1 home win and terrible strikers, it has been a very frustrating and unlucky season, but the team is playing in the right way and looking like a premier league side rather than a championship side looking to defend most of the time and nick something on the break.
Things can change quite quickly in football, as has happened in Scotland where Rangers have been miles behind Celtic in recent seasons but have turned it around.
I wouldn't be surprised if a top 10 finish happens for Brighton next season as long as the 8/1 odds of staying up this time are correct.